Community Profile

In all of America, there is only one Spearfish. Unique in its blend of history, beauty, small-town charm, and big city amenities, Spearfish is truly a “micropolitan” community. Over the last decade, Spearfish has experienced steady growth. People of all ages have been attracted to the community, not only for its beauty but also for the quality of life. Spearfish is a complete community, offering excellent healthcare, high quality education, friendly neighborhoods and low crime rate.

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Population
1990                   10,342 (est. 5-mile area)
2010                   13,988 (5-mile area)
29,770 (15-mile area)
2014                   14,578 (5-mile area)
31,354 (15-mile area)
2015                    15,105 (5-mile area)
32,345 (15-mile area)

Elevation           3,640 feet

Climate
Average Summer Temperature:     65.1ºF (Avg. Daily Hg. 78ºF)
Average Winter Temperature:        29ºF (Avg. Daily Hg. 40ºF)
Average Annual Precipitation:       22″
Average Annual Snowfall:              40” in town :: 70” in Spearfish Canyon

Housing
Average Monthly Rent for 2 Bedrooms: $1000 House • $600 Apartment
Average Monthly Rent for 4 Bedrooms: $1,300 House • $950 Apartment
Average Home Purchase Price: $223,900

Education
• 1 high school • 1 middle school • 3 elementary schools
• 2 parochial schools • 10 preschools • over 40 daycare’s

Spearfish School District: 605.717.1201
www.spearfish.k12.sd.us

Black Hills Christian Academy: 605.722.1276
www.blackhillschristianacademy.com

Black Hills State University: 800.ALL.BHSU
Enrollment: 4,395
Black Hills State University offers 72 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels.
www.BHSU.edu

Employment
South Dakota Department of Labor
1300 North Avenue, Spearfish, SD 57783
605.642.6900    dlr.sd.gov

Black Hills Pioneer Classifieds
605-642-2761

Jacket Job Link at BHSU
605.642.6951   www.BHSU.edu/careers

Public Recreation Facilities
• 17 City Parks
• City Rec Center & Outdoor Water Park
• BHSU Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
• 14 Tennis Courts
• 8 Ball Fields
• 1 Skateboard/Bike Park
• 2 Public Golf Courses (2 @ 18-Hole)
• 2 Disc Golf Courses
• 1 Bowling & Mini Golf
• 9 Football/Soccer
• 1 Outdoor Ice Rink
• 4 Running/Walking Tracks (2 Indoor)
• 10 Outdoor Basketball Hoops
• 20 Horseshoe Courts
• 1 Indoor 6-Plex Movie Theater
• 5 Live Performance Theaters
• 1 Outdoor Band Shell
• 1 Bike/Walking Path (7.75 Miles)

Government
City:  1 City Administrator, 1 Mayor, 6-Member City Council
Ambulance:  38 members, 6 units
Fire:  46-member volunteer, 3 stations
Police:  30 staffed positions, 1 volunteer position

Tax Structure
Real Property Tax Mill Levy:
$20.60/$1,000(commercial)
$15.95/$1,000 (residential)
% of Full Value Assessed:                    85%

Local Sales Tax Rate:                          2%
State Sales Tax Rate:                          4%
BBB Tax Rate:                                     1%
State Tourism Tax:                           1%